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Students learn importance of service

Springfield Plains Elementary students spent the entire day on May 17 thinking about why they should help others and how they could. The students participated in 23 workshops and three assemblies, each showing the students the importance of service....more >>

Race raises awareness in Angels' Place

Angels' Place Race's newest event, the 10K run, was a big hit. "We had 77 runners in this 10K event," said Paul Maxwell. The 10K event was named in honor of the late Bruce Clifton, who was an integral part of the event the past three years....more >>
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Born September 15th
1857: William Howard Taft, 26th president of the United States (1909-1913).
1889: Robert Benchley, humorist.
1890: Agatha Christie, English writer of mystery novels.
1890: Claude McKay, poet and novelist, part of the Harlem Renaissance.
1894: Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).
September 15th
in history
1937: Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.Germany's Venlo sting completely compromised an already shaky British Intelligence network in Western Europe.
1939: The Polish submarine Orzel arrives in Tallinn, Estonia, after escaping the German invasion of Poland.The Polish submarine Orzel escaped from internment and went on to fight the Germans against long odds.
1950: U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur's career. In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century.
1963: Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Montgomery, Alabama.
1971: The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.